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Music Performance - Piano and Organ Concentration

Columbus State University

48 months
15424 USD/year
15424 USD/year
4370 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Music Performance - Piano and Organ Concentration degree from Columbus State University is for students who aspire to become professional performers. 


Students in the Music Performance - Piano and Organ Concentration at Columbus State University study privately under the direction of our artist-faculty and are held to the highest performance expectations, and classroom instruction with low student-to-teacher ratios in the core areas of music theory, ear training, and music history provide the fundamental background necessary for success as a well-rounded musician.

Students perform in our large ensembles (symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, jazz band) as well as have the opportunity to grow through the chamber music experience each semester. These ensembles are coached by faculty and include multiple performance opportunities in our world-class facilities and throughout Columbus and the surrounding region. 

Celebrated guest artists from around the world come to the Schwob School of Music to teach and perform with and for our students. Students can also elect to take courses in areas that supplement their performing skills such as music business, audio technology, and body mapping, creating well-equipped performers for the 21st century marketplace.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in piano or organ performance through the   preparation for and performance of a senior recital that exhibits effective artistic expression.
  • Demonstrate   competency in the application of knowledge of music theory through analysis and composition.
  • Demonstrate competency in fundamental musical knowledge and skills through analytical listening, sight-singing conducting, and functional piano skills.  
  • Demonstrate an   understanding of the history of western music and the ability to place music in historical/cultural/stylistic contexts through the purposeful use of evidence, insightful reasoning, and supporting details.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Keyboard 3/Proficiency
  • Half Recital
  • Appl Music Major - Piano/Organ 
  • Full Recital
  • Counterpoint
  • Music Since 1945

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit Application Fee
  • Academic Transcripts: Applicants who have graduated from a non U.S. accredited high school or attended a non U.S. accredited college/ university must provide a professional transcript evaluation by a NACES evaluator or Lisano International. We recommend using Josef Silny or World Education Services (WES). Official transcripts from any U.S. college/university attended must be submitted.
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7712 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    15424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7712 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2185 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Columbus

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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